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The Story of Mont Blanc

Author(s): Smith, Albert

Copyright: 1974, Gastons-West Col, Reading
Specifications: 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth
Condition: dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine

Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8.

King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, Everest, Fuji, and the Sierra. King was killed in a fall two weeks prior to embarking on an expedition to China.

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